UEFA is almost certain to switch this season’s Champions League final away from St Petersburg amid the Ukraine-Russia crisis.

 

Russia has ordered troops into two rebel-held regions of Ukraine and there are fears an invasion is planned.

 

Several countries, including the UK, have introduced sanctions against Russia in response to the move.

 

Uefa said it was “closely monitoring the situation” and “any decision would be made in due course if necessary”.

 

Against the backdrop of unrest, Uefa is viewed as being highly unlikely to attempt to host the game in Russia.

Source: BBC Sports